Black Raspberry Muffins

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I think these might be my new go-to berry muffin recipe. They are so good!  Thanks to some hard work berry picking with my parents over the summer, I have bags of black raspberries in the freezer that are just begging to be eaten. I...

Cheese Straws

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These are seriously somewhat addictive. At least that’s my opinion – I don’t think Mike was a huge fan, but I probably could have eaten half the batch last night after they came out of the oven. They taste like a slightly spicy, better...

Green Smoothies

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  Don’t be alarmed by the color, but this is, in fact, a green smoothie. You might ask what would take a perfectly good smoothie and make it the color of spinach, and the answer is, surprisingly enough, spinach. Yes, I have learned through...

Strawberry Shortcake

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My parents and my grandma came to visit last weekend, a couple days after my dad’s birthday. To celebrate their arrival (it had been many months since they were last here) and also my dad’s birthday, I made one of his favorite desserts –...

Oreo and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

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For memorial day, we had a picnic at Mike’s parents’ house, and I was in charge of bringing dessert. This dessert is really easy to make, looks somewhat impressive, and tastes great. The recipe uses ice cream sandwiches to make it easy to assemble...

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

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This is a great tasting, easy to make cake. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew I had to make it. Mike and his dad have spent the last couple of days working on our bathroom – tiling the countertop and painting...

Double Chocolate Cookies

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If you’re looking for a soft, chewy, fudgy, chocolatey, cookie – look no futher! This recipe comes from Mike’s cousin and as soon as I tasted them I knew I needed to make them. I wasted no time in asking for the recipe and making them as birthday...

Best Ever Banana Bread

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Last week I made banana bread to take into work. I love to make banana bread, and I’ve tried a lot of different kinds, but this one is by far my favorite. I got it from my best friend, and I would say it lives up to its...

Mexican Lasagna

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Last week, Mike’s sister, cousin and her kids came over for a cooking adventure. We picked a great Rachael Ray recipe to experiment with - Mexican Lasagna. It was definitely a 30 minute meal – easy to put together, and it tasted great. We didn’t...

Overnight Dinner Rolls

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Last week there were two birthdays in the family (Mike’s dad and sister), and my contribution to the celebratory dinner was supposed to be some type of bread. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make bread after work and before dinner, so I...